Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe Offers Free Emergency “Carry Out Bags” for Pets – YubaNet



With wildfire season approaching, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) is making sure pets are as prepared as anyone else for an emergency. Thanks to a generous grant from the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation, the HSTT will be distributing several hundred pet emergency “to-go bags.” The bags are meant to be pack-ready and will include almost everything your pet will need in the event of an emergency evacuation.

We want our community members to be as prepared as possible to evacuate with their pets,” said HSTT Director of Community Engagement Erin Ellis. “These bags will provide peace of mind to area pet owners knowing they have everything they will need to care for their pets right at their fingertips.”

The Humane Society offers bags for dogs and cats. Each community member can get one bag for free, but if residents have both cats and dogs, they can get one of each.

“We are honored to be able to support the efforts of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe to provide emergency Go bags to people and pets in our area,” said Amy Zeifang, director of the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation. “The Duffields, who live in the local community, are long-time supporters of animal causes and appreciate the hard work and effort to help keep animals and people safe.”

Community members must show local ID from one of the following communities to receive a bag: Truckee, Sierra County, all communities surrounding Lake Tahoe including Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Incline Village and South Lake Tahoe (Zephyr Cove to Meyers), Homewood, Tahome, etc.

Bags can be picked up Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting Friday, April 29.and while stocks last.

Dog “to-go bags” include:

  • Food bags (to be filled with your own food)
  • Leave alone
  • ID tag
  • Necklace
  • Water
  • Cover
  • Toy
  • poo bags
  • First aid kit
  • Notepad and pen
  • LED light

Cat “to-go bags” include:

  • Food bag (to be filled with your own food)
  • Litter bag (to be filled with your own litter)
  • identification tag
  • Necklace
  • Water
  • Cover
  • Litter
  • litter scoop
  • First aid kit
  • Notepad and pen
  • Toy
  • Treat

About the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe: The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe was founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers. Shortly after its inception, The Humane Society and the City of Truckee became partners and together became the driving force for animal welfare in their area through rescue, protection and adoption. The partnership has continued to grow over the past two decades, cementing a longstanding relationship in September 2013 by opening the region’s first public animal sanctuary. This facility, located at 10961 Stevens Street in Truckee, maximizes efficiency and effectiveness by housing public and private entities under one roof. The opening of a second location at 3438 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe allowed the agency to service the entire Lake Tahoe region.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe rescues 100% of adoptable homeless pets in the community. Additionally, they rescue animals from overcrowded shelters whenever space permits. For more information, visit HSTT.org or call 530-587-5948, or follow HSTT on Facebook at Facebook.com/HumaneSocietyof

About the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation: The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation is a private charitable foundation based in Incline Village, Nevada. The Duffields are the founders of Maddie’s Fund, a leading animal welfare foundation dedicated to revolutionizing the status and welfare of pets. While the Duffields are longtime benefactors of companion animal causes, the Foundation also allows them to focus their philanthropic efforts in other areas they are passionate about, including supporting military veterans and contributing to their local community.

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